If you were my neighbours you would hear a "sweet" voice:
“Hello Lady, you're back. How’s your morning?”
“Hey kid, do you hear anything about Mrs X?”
“Kitty, what are you going to do this afternoon?”
“Old cat, hurry up!”
“Puppy, I want to go to West Lake. Will you go with me?”
“Yeah, my dear friend, let’s go!”
“Wow, today you look very well, duckling.”
You are thinking that I talked to many people? Heehee, no – I just talked to my roommate. Well, I rarely call her by her real name. She has been used to being called by any name I like at the moment we chat, well, that’s fine. My other close friends are familiar with my habit as well. I guess for many people it is not easy to get used to with, right?
One of my colleagues told me yesterday that her 2-year-old nephew likes to called himself as Little Cat and names my colleague – his aunt – Brother Dog (Why Brother? I don't know). His mother has had the new name Crocodile for months. He also names his father Mr Tiger. He only names who he loves. My little students name their friends Sweet, Candy, Puppy, Big Bear, Pink Piggy… It’s funny when you hear they call those names.
So, do you mind if somebody gives you a new nickname with a bright smile? 🙂